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Half-Day Helicopter Great Barrier Reef Trip
Nautilus Aviation

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This trip is aboard Nautilus Heli Fleet, a Jet Helicopter with a maximum of 6 divers. It is for 1 day, and allows 1 dive.

Departure Information
Departure is from Cairns General Aviation, Cairns at 12:30 PM Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, return time 3:50 PM.

The Dive

Do you have a limited amount of time and want to make the most of your short stay in Cairns? Here’s the only way to get out to the outer barrier reef in only a half a day. © Nautilus Aviation Not only that, but you get to combine a breathtaking view of the reef from the air, with a chance to explore underwater on the same day.

You will fly out with Nautilus Aviation to join up with Down Under Dive's boat, Evolution. The 20-minute scenic flight will give you a great look at the reef from above. You'll then have 15 minutes time on the reef, then enjoy another scenic flight home via another route to see more of the beautiful Great Barrier Reef.

The Boat

Nautilus Aviaition has a fleet of 23 top of the range helicopters of all sizes that it uses for it's flights to and from the reef. They select the helicopter to use based on the number of passengers, the weight being flown and the flight conditions.

The helicopters have capacity that ranges from 3 to 7 passengers, and include Bell, Robinson, Eurocopter and Squirrels.

Trip Prices

Included mask, Snorkel, Fins (with Snorkel price only) 2 hours exploring the Great Barrier Reef scenic helicopter flight to/from the reef all dive gear (with Dive price only) tropical buffet lunch

Book This Trip All prices are in US Dollars.
17 Mar 19 - onwards
Snorkeller $431
beer, wine, soda, on sale at bar -
semi-submersible reef tour $7
transfers to/from your Cairns lodging per person $9
transfers: Northern Beaches per person $10
Env. Mangement Charge and fuel levy (pay on board) per person $13

About Nautilus Aviation © Nautilus Aviation

Nautilus Aviation began in 1993 from a historic World War 2 hangar in Townsville airport, since then this locally owned company has grown into one of the premier helicopter operators in Australia. They have expanded and now have bases in Cairns, Darwin, Townsville, Horn Island and Weipa, and their fleet is one of the largest and most versatile in the northern regions of Australia. Besides tourism they deliver commercial services to all sorts of corporate clients, and often operate in the most remote parts of Australia.

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